Finally component designers are seeing sense and designing comfort into components without sacrificing performance. Syntace's reworked P6 seatpost has a new Hi-Flex construction.
Crank Brothers Cobalt 3 Seatpost is an elegant, lightweight alternative to common as muck carbon for powerful riders of semi/compact road/TT bikes. However, the sample's clamp was poorly conceived and exceeding fiddly to adjust-not what I'd expect on an £80 seat post.
The Cyrano is Italian saddle maestros Fizik, sorry Fi'zi:k's first bit of metal hardware and expectations in quality and performance are high. It doesn't disappoint. There's not much that a seatpost needs to do, just hold a saddle securely, not creak, bend or snap, being easy to adjust and fit a saddle onto it is always nice, sometimes it needs to be light and to some it has to look good as well.
At first glance there’s nothing particularly remarkable about Tifosi’s carbon post. In keeping with most in this price bracket, it’s actually a carbon and glass fibre composite with a bonded alloy head but frankly, build quality and attention to detail are considerably better than I’ve come to expect and a bargain so long as your bike’s seat tube diameter measures either 27.2 or 31.6mm.